Relevance of English: Teaching That Matters in Students' Lives

Relevance of English: Teaching That Matters in Students' Lives

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814139899
Publisher: National Council of Teachers of English
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Series: Refiguring English Studies
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 441
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The (Ir)relevance of English at the Turn of the Millennium1
IContexts: American Culture and the Study of English
1The Academic Language Gap23
2When the Multicultural Leaves the Race: Some Common Terms Reconsidered36
3It's Not an Economy, Stupid! The Education-as-Product Metaphor as Viewed from the English Classroom52
4Literacy, Gender, and Adolescence: School-Sponsored English as Identity Maintenance82
5On the Business of English Studies105
Exchange: Economies, Politics, and English Studies127
IIChanges: English Classrooms in an Evolving World
6The High School English Teacher: A Relevant Member in a Good Tribe143
7Promoting a Relevant Classroom Literacy: Personal Growth and Communal Action in a Middle Grades Curricular Development Project157
8Women in Mind: The Culture of First-Year English and the Nontraditional Returning Woman Student183
9Community College English: Diverse Backgrounds, Diverse Needs204
10The Relevance of Paulo Freire on Liberatory Dialogue and Writing in the Classroom221
11Surviving Intact: African American Women Negotiating Scholarly Identities through Graduate School Writing235
Exchange: Literacy, Classrooms, and Students' Lives257
IIIFutures: English Studies for the New Millennium
12The Future of English Studies Made Personal, or, The Subversive Act of Teaching Well277
13Cybrarians and Scholars in the New English Classroom298
14The Past and Future of (Two-Year) College English Studies307
15Enacting Cultures: The Practice of Comparative Cultural Study324
16Critical Technological Literacy and English Studies: Teaching, Learning, and Action344
17The Plural Commons: Meeting the Future of English Studies382
Exchange: Language, Technology, and the Future of English Studies401

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